National Finals Canadian Whisky Cocktail Competition

Congratulations to the final 9 bartenders on making it to the National Finals of the Canadian Whisky Cocktail Competition on Tuesday the 2nd of February at The Drake Hotel.


Max Borrowman Torafuku, Vancouver

Matt Van Dinther Nomad Restaurant, Vancouver

George Fellows Bar Isabel, Toronto

Chantelle Gabino Parts and Labour, Toronto

Leah Mucci Bar Isabel, Toronto

Alex Pearce The Drake Hotel,Toronto

Veronica Saye Bar Begonia, Toronto

Kaitlyn Stewart Royal Dinette, Vancouver

Ana Wolkowski Bar Raval, Toronto

Judges Dave Wondrich / Author of Imbibe and Punch

Christine Sismondo / Author of America Walks Into a Bar'

Shane Mulvany / Aloe Last years winner

Michael Fortier / Bar Raval Last years winner

The bartenders will be using Gooderham & Worts Canadian whisky for their cocktails and the theme is Gooderham & Worts inspired cocktails. This means anything based on the gentlemen themselves or the distillery in downtownToronto. T

he details for the competition are;

-Minimum of 1 ounce of whisky in the cocktail

- No more than 5 ingredients infusing and garnish do not count- They will make 3 cocktails and will have 7 minutes to do so

They will be judged on;

Name and Inspiration 5

Appearance of the drink 15

Performance 15

Balance and Texture 20

Creativity 20

Taste and Flavour 25

Total of 100 points

National Finals Canadian Whisky Cocktail Competition

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